Elderly man charged in child sex assault

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – An 82-year-old man has been charged with sex crimes against a child in connection to an incident that happened nearly 15 years ago.

Harold Eley with the Newport News Police Department told WAVY.com the now 29-year-old victim reported to police in North Wales, United Kingdom last year she was sexually assaulted between July and August of 1999 when she was just 14. Police say she was visiting relatives in Newport News at the time of the assault.

As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Richard John Martin of Newport News. Martin has been charged with aggravated sexual battery with a child 13 to 17 years old and indecent liberties with a child 15 to 17 years old.

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